Abortion Stories (UK)
Personal testimonies from women (and men) who have gone through an abortion.
The unsolicited abortion stories on these pages have come to Abort73 through our online submission form. Though not all women regret their abortions, these stories demonstrate that countless women do.
To share your own abortion story, click here for our online, submission form.
To learn more about the potential psychological impact of abortion, read "Post-Abortion Syndrome." If you're looking for "positive" abortion stories, read this.
"When I was 20, my period was late—which I put down to stress. Then I had a dream of being in my parents' house holding a small baby with black hair. A pregnancy test showed two red lines. It felt like a punch in the gut. I rushed out to my boyfriend in tears and showed him. Immediately he offered his support and told me that he would always be there to support his child. But I was a mess—a…"
Location: United Kingdom
Date: June 24, 2019
"I had an abortion on 30th November, 2016, and it is my biggest regret. I went to the doctors when I was 5 weeks and 6 days pregnant. I then went to the clinic and they did the scan but said my pregnancy would end in a miscarriage, so my thought was I’d be helping the baby or fetus out—but months passed, and now a year later, I get so upset about this. My boyfriend, who is the dad to the baby…"
Location: Swindon, United Kingdom
Date: February 26, 2018
"I recently had an abortion. If I’d got this (pregnancy) news four months ago, I’d have been proud as punch. But at this time, it was one more thing to the list. I was questioning my happiness with my partner. Four months ago, I was so happy and would have loved the Idea of a baby, but now it was felt with sadness and a heavy heart. I told my other half through tears. A part of me hoped for…"
Location: Birmingham, UK
Date: August 22, 2017
"I'm sitting here crying my eyes out right now; it's happening quite a lot lately. I am the mother of two amazing children and every day I am grateful to God that I was given a chance to be a mother. I felt for so long that I would never have children because I didn't deserve to have them. I should have been punished for what I’d done. I had an abortion 11 years ago. This is something I rushed…"
Location: Birmingham, UK
Date: August 2, 2017
"The first thing I want to say is, if you're here to get advice on abortion. DO NOT DO IT. I'm sharing my story because I'm struggling. I feel like being able to tell someone how I'm feeling will help. I've always been strongly opposed to abortion. I've always said I'd never have one. I fell out with my best friend in February of last year over her abortion, and I haven't spoken to her since.…"
Date: February 20, 2017
"I had just turned 20 and was going through a hard time. I was troubled with anxiety disorder and depression as a result of it. My grandpa was also very sick, dying in fact, and I was struggling to find a way to deal with it. I was feeling alone and upset when a boy I used to know texted me asking to hang out. By “hang out” he meant have sex, which I would normally say “no” to as he isn't…"
Date: January 3, 2017
"I had just turned 18 I found out I was pregnant. My boyfriend was only a few years older than me. We had met two years before through mutual friends. He seemed a great guy. He was loving, protective, caring and very funny. How could I not fall in love with this guy? Unfortunately, that did not last long; after the honeymoon period, his behaviour started to change. By the time I realised that…"
Location: United Kingdom
Date: November 26, 2016
"I had a surgical abortion at 11 weeks, 5 days ago. The regret and loss I feel is unbearable. I went to the GP who gave me some diazepam, but I'm still tormented and feel suicidal. My mum is worried sick and won't leave me alone. Please, please do not do it. If you are reading stories trying to make your mind up, then type in 'abortion regret stories' and google the suicide rates. I'm telling…"
Location: Liverpool, UK
Date: October 26, 2016
"I had my abortion at the end of April. I was 9-weeks pregnant. I knew I was pregnant for over a month; I just didn't know what to do. It was the worst time of my life. I was at the end of my university year and couldn't do my exams. I couldn’t talk or do anything; I just stared into space. I got a scan done the day of the abortion, and she gave me the pictures of the baby. I looked at them…"
Location: London, UK
Date: August 20, 2016
"I will always carry this with me. I will forever be unable to forgive myself. I was 16 years old and everyone says how it stays with you. But there's no way to explain how true that comment is. I'm not going to make up an excuse as to why I went through with the procedure. I was young, yes. I was not working. I was living at home. But the fact I did not fight for someone who had instantly become…"
Date: July 6, 2016
"It's almost nine months since my abortion. On 4th January 2016, I found out I was pregnant, eight days before my aborted baby was due. My mood lifted. The thoughts of suicide left. I felt God and my aborted baby forgave me. Here I was with a new start. A second chance. I can't tell you how good it felt feeling like someone, somewhere, trusted me to be a mummy. After the hideous thing I did last…"
Date: February 28, 2016
"I deeply regret the choice I made to abort my babies’ lives. I am a student in my first year of a degree and felt I could not offer children stability or security due to the abrupt end to my relationship and my student-induced poverty. I believe now that I could have showered babies with the love and sense of belonging that comes from being adored by one's family. I met my boyfriend on…"
Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, UK
Date: January 31, 2016
"On December the 7th, 2015, I had a surgical abortion. I was 9 weeks pregnant. Waking up in the recovery room from the anesthetic was when it truly sunk in. I don't want to believe it. I keep telling myself I'm just stuck in a nightmare that I can't get out of, but it’s been almost three weeks and the guilt consumes me. A burden that will probably hang over me for the rest of my life. I…"
Date: December 24, 2015
"I had an abortion last week. I was 6 weeks and 5 days. It has been the biggest regret of my life. My boyfriend pressured me into the abortion, telling me he would leave me if I wanted to keep it, and I felt my family would not support me either because I am young. In my eyes, I had no other option than to abort because I did not think I would have anyone to help me financially since I would have…"
Location: Essex, UK
Date: November 30, 2015
"I had just turned 16 when I found out I was five weeks pregnant. I was excited but also very scared. My relationship at the time wasn't great. I was emotionally and physically abused by my 21-year-old ex. When I told him I was pregnant, he wasn't very understanding. He has a child of his own from a past relationship which he didn't really bother with anyway. As the weeks past, we got back together…"
Location: Cambridgeshire, UK
Date: July 15, 2015